An Eight/KAET Production

MARCH 8 AT 9 PM
EIGHT/KAET-TV

Arizona breweries tap into nationwide phenomenon —Aging techniques, recommended food pairings, closely guarded formulas – these qualities are no longer reserved for the finest wines. They are now commonly used in reference to beer. The growing craft (or micro) breweries have revolutionized the industry.

The trend is especially evident in Arizona. In this latest edition of Craft Beer, The New Wine , Eight travels to cities around the state to showcase brewers in Tempe, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Oak Creek, Sedona and Prescott.

Eight takes viewers behind the scenes for a look at the intricate brewing process and to hear from members of the Arizona Craft Brewing Guild as they discuss the growth and impact of craft brewers are having on the economy and beer industry in our state. Viewers also learn how the formulation of recipes, the ingredients and the skill of the staff determine the quality of the product. Craft Beer: The New Wine , an Eight/KAET production, airs Monday, March 8, 2010 at 9 p.m. on Eight.

Craft Beer, The New Wine locations include:

  • Prescott Brewing Company®, Prescott
  • Old World Brewery, Phoenix
  • SunUp Brewing, Phoenix
  • San Tan Brewing Company, Tempe
  • Four Peaks Brewing Company, Tempe
  • Sleepy Dog Brewery, Tempe
  • Gordon Biersch Restaurant & Brewery, Tempe location
  • Papago Brewing, Scottsdale
  • Rock Bottom, Scottsdale
  • Beaver Street Brewery, Flagstaff
  • Flagstaff Brewing Company, Flagstaff
  • Oak Creek Brewing Co., Sedona

During the broadcast, Eight will be offering tickets the 2 nd Annual Eight Craft Beer Festival scheduled for May 1, 2010 at the Lath House in downtown Phoenix. The fund raising event will feature beers “Made in Arizona,” and will benefit Eight and the Arizona Craft Beer Guild.